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Say Hello to the Adult World, Seniors

Say Hello to the Adult World, Seniors

Haylee Brewer, Writer

May 23, 2019

It's the time of year when the senior class begins a new journey in life. This Friday, May 24, seniors from Kennedy will graduate at the US Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Seniors are to arrive for graduation no later than 6:15 p.m. and doors will be open...

Oh Rats…

Oh Rats…

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

May 15, 2019

Click. Click. Click. Good job. Click. Click. Click. Here’s a treat. That’s how class time is used in the AP Psychology classroom. Students are learning about learning with first-hand experimentation with the help of a few furry friends. The classroom houses eight rats, all of which are...

Urinetown?

Urinetown?

Jami Martin-Trainor, Writer

April 26, 2019

The posters for Urinetown around school have surely turned some heads and sparked some confusion. Preparation for Urinetown has been underway for weeks, and play will be shown on April 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The play’s focus is on a town that faces strict government con...

Staying on Track

Staying on Track

Olivia Riley-Schmelzer, Writer

April 23, 2019

Kennedy has racked up a total of nine snow days so far this school year, which has forced teachers to adjust their schedules accordingly.  Those missed days have caused stress among AP students and teachers, considering they have a limited schedule to fit in all the information needed to be successful...

Cougar Corner pantry opens today

Cougar Corner pantry opens today

Haylee Brewer, Writer

April 9, 2019

Everyone can make a difference. Kennedy mathematics teacher Jenny McAtee han idea that Kennedy High School would create a food pantry for students in need. After two months in the works, the Cougar Corner food pantry opens today. Cougar Corner will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:50 a.m....

Law of the Labs

Law of the Labs

Samuel Miranda, Writer

April 9, 2019

Just before semester one finals were administered, a new set of rules were implemented for the usage of computer labs during SMART Time. After a series of stolen and broken computer equipment, the school placed preventative measures in the labs to terminate this behavior. The computer labs are usually...

Chinatown Trip

Chinatown Trip

Claire Beaman, writer

April 8, 2019

The Chinese class of Kennedy High School had the opportunity to go to the Chicago Chinatown as an educational field trip. This field trip allowed students to practice what they have learned about Chinese culture and language in the real world. “The most important reason (for the trip) is to experience...

The ACT is Coming Ready or Not

The ACT is Coming Ready or Not

Mathew WorthingtonBarnes, Writer

March 8, 2019

The ACT is rescheduled for March 12. Students will need to be in their assigned classes by 7:40 a.m. and stay in the classroom until 12:30 p.m. Students will need to have an ACT approved calculator, two number two pencils, and some form of identification. The identification can be your student identificat...

Blood Drive Feb. 27

Blood Drive Feb. 27

Mackenzie Joseph, Writer

February 26, 2019

There are many ways to volunteer; bell ringing, money donations, cleaning up trash and more. But another way to volunteer is through donating blood. Donating blood is a unique way to give back to the community. By donating, it could potentially be saving someone’s life. Due to the weather conditions...

How Will CRCSD and Other Districts be Making Up School Days?

How Will CRCSD and Other Districts be Making Up School Days?

Haylee Brewer, Writer

February 26, 2019

Students and parents living in Iowa may have concerns about how our school district will be making up our nine snow days and four two-hour delays. Last night the Cedar Rapids Community School District came to a decision of changing all early dismissals on Fridays into full days. In addition, we will...

Cold World

Cold World

Samuel Miranda, Writer

February 14, 2019

Iowa has gotten some dangerous weather conditions in the recent weeks. The weather has thrown so much at the Cedar Rapids community that the CRCSD has had eight days cancelled so far. This has started a bit of confusion with how the district is going to make them up. Most school related events were...

What is Iowa BIG?

What is Iowa BIG?

Anna Reinhart

February 14, 2019

As students prepare to register for their classes in the 2019-2020 school year, they find a section labeled Iowa BIG. There have been videos shown to students registering about all the different alternative learning opportunities that are available at Kennedy, but what is Iowa BIG? “Iowa Big all...

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